Jeera – The seeds of taste
An essential element in most tadkas is jeera (cumin seeds). These flavourful seeds are used in cuisines all across India and world. Beyond the seeds, jeera powder is also used in countless recipes to add cumin’s distinctive taste to the dish. It is also sprinkled as a garnish on many street food items.
Cumin is a flowering plant, native to southwestern Asia and Middle East. The fruit of this plant contains the seeds, which is dried and used in whole and ground form.
Jeera powder is made from the seeds after they are roasted to perfection. This ground spice adds an earthy, spicy, and warm taste to each dish. Along with taste, jeera powder also adds health benefits to each dish.
The Tata Sampann Advantage
Tata Sampann Jeera Powder is made from whole spices with their natural oils intact. These natural oils impart rich flavour and provide health benefits. Jeera used in Tata Sampann Jeera Powder is sourced from the Nagaur region of Rajasthan, known for its Jeera. It has a naturally occurring volatile oil which gives this powder aroma and colour.
Health benefits of Jeera Powder
Ground jeera can help in tackling many minor health ailments:
- Cumin helps speed up the digestive process.
- It aids in digesting fats.
- Cumin is a source of iron.
- It can help tackle digestive issues such as constipation and flatulence.
Nutrition Guru says:
To check purity of your jeera powder, follow this method: